Kevin recently told a friend that one day someone was going to write a book about his life. We want to make it happen!
If you have spent any amount of time with Kevin you probably have a great story t...

Kevin Douglas Pluim

April 22, 1956June 25, 2018

Kevin Douglas “Zephyr” Pluim, an amazing man, age 62 of Toronto, escaped this spinning rock on Monday morning, June 25th, 2018. Kevin left behind 48 bottles of liquor, 38 bottles of wine and multitudes of other random items that would prove helpful in the event of an impromptu gathering of friends and family who will miss him dearly.

Kevin was born to Albert and Betty Pluim on April 22nd, 1956, in Edmonton, Alberta. Kevin was the 2nd of four -older sister Linda (Brian) Duffy and younger brothers Lee (Betty) and Richard Pluim.

In 1991, “Zephyr” took the plunge and got hitched to the love of his life, Heather Johnson (Heather and Kevin make “Heaven”). They always felt incredibly “lucky” to spend as many “special” moments together as they could.

Kevin will be deeply missed and loved by his son, Johnlee (Theresa) Raine and grandchild Jackson, who adoringly called him Dado.

Kevin was a smart, curious person (in so many ways) and he loved to learn. His zest for life long learning enabled him to collect a gambit of professional trades and certificates such as turd herder, pipe fitter to A/C refrigeration mechanic.

He worked in Bell Canada buildings through various subsidiaries for 22 years of overly-dedicated service, where he accumulated stories, friends and colleagues that all loved him. He ruthlessly judged all meetings by how good the snacks were. ‘Pluimage’ was a renowned collector of adjustable wrenches (11 found so far), and amazing eclectic music that had been the soundtrack of his life, and everyone else’s who loved him.

He enjoyed just about everything in life, including: meeting people and making friends everywhere he went, no matter their age, gender or culture; shooting hordes of aliens in HALO; cooking up a storm and spinning buns galore; being active, enjoying Glosette peanuts, a generous shot of bourbon, cold beer or free beer; handing out @VeryGoodEggs cards for any deserving soul; traveling, windsurfing and fireworks; learning Spanish, for the heck of it; taking Meyer for long walks on the beach and most of all, spending time with family and friends.

The family would love to express tremendous and heartfelt thanks to the truly exceptional staff at Princess Margaret Hospital Mesothelioma Team and Palliative Care Unit, who provided not only exceptional care for Kevin, but also a peaceful and compassionate environment prior to his departure from this planet.

Family, friends (and #GoodEgg s) are invited to celebrate “Skinny-toes” Kevin on Saturday, June 30th, from 1pm to 4pm with remarks/tribute around 3pm, at 4034, 4th Line, Bradford Ontario. This is an outdoor venue so feel free to wear your shorts and bring your own lawn chair, #WhateverTheWeather. Memorial donations in Kevin’s name can be made to your favorite charity or to your favorite local establishment in order to buy yourself a cold drink in his honour.

Kevin recently told a friend that one day someone was going to write a book about his life. We want to make it happen! If you have spent any amount of time with Kevin you probably have a great story to share about him. Please send a story and include an approximate date and your name and relationship to Kevin. We would love to include your story into the Book of Kevin.

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Kevin Douglas Pluim

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Jean-Paul BAGOT

July 28, 2018

It's been an honour knowing you Kevin, RIP my friend.

Jean Shortill

June 29, 2018

My name is Jean Shortill,
It is more than 10 years since I have seen Kevin.
I used to be his hairstylist.
This is very sad news.

Jacqueline MacLennan

June 28, 2018

Dear Heather & John & Family , this amazing tribute captures everything. Quirky, generous, loving and goofy.
Good bye Kevsie Wevsie, you are so loved!

Tammy and Dave Drysdale

June 28, 2018

Hi Heather and John

We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Kevin. He was always pleasant and helpful when we moved into our second home. Heather I know you will truly miss him and will cherish all your memories together forever.

Tammy and Dave x

Gabi Kurzydlowski

June 28, 2018

I will always have fond memories of running into Kevin on a number of occasions at the Yonge and Eglinton Timmy’s as he waits for his morning porridge. He always had time for a warm greeting, friendly chat and a parting hug. It will be a long time before I stop looking for him. His parting is a loss to all. My heartfelt condolences to Heather and the family. May he continue to be a free spirit!

Giselle Melillo

June 28, 2018

I am deeply saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. I send my deepest condolences to Heather, his son and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Kevin was truly a 'good egg' . He was warm and friendly and would always greet you with a big smile and hug. We are all fortunate to have known such a warm, fun-loving and compassionate man. I know he was very loved and will be very missed. Cheers to you Kevin!


Phil Swaile

June 28, 2018

Kevin, it was a pleasure and honor to have traveled around the sun with you for as many times as was permitted. You are an incredibly wise and inspiring person and provide a perspective like no other. I will miss our adventures, your stories and appreciation of life. Fate made us family and who you are made us friends. Keep it real... R.I.P. Uncle Kevsie.

Paul Johnston

June 27, 2018

I never worked directly with Kevin,even though we worked for the same/ different versions of Bell through the years. We would occasionally be on a training course together he would always arrive slightly fashionably late with a big smile wearing his favourite turtleneck sweater he would wave and say hello..... and head for whatever food was available .
He was a kind, curious guy with a zest for life who had just the right amount of smartass.
R.I.P Kevin

Amy Swaile

June 27, 2018

Truly an inspiring man, so honoured to have called you family. Thank you for the talks, the laughs, the drinks, the advice, love and support. Wherever you are I know you are trying to help all that spaghetti stick to the best spots for all of us you leave behind. You are going to have your hands full.